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Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records, 1858-1977
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São Paulo, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Burial Records
Collection years: 1858-1977
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, São Paulo, Registros de Sepultamentos
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Archivo Histórico Municipal, São Paulo (Municipal Historical Archives, São Paulo)

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These records may be useful to find ancestors if other vital records have not been found or may not exist anymore. The records may also help when the gravestones are illegible or have been destroyed. Burial records may be the only record of infant deaths. Gravestones may also have been engraved with the date of birth, date of marriage, military service, occupation, religion, place of residence at time of death, and place of origin.

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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of burial records includes records from 1858 to 1977 in the cities of Aracá, Brás, Colônia Alemã, Consolação, Freguesia, Lageado, Lapa, Misto, Ordem, Terceira do Carmo, Penha, Santana, Santo Amaro, São Miguel, São Paulo and Vila Mariana in the state of São Paulo.

All the records are written in narrative style and include the burial location in the cemetery. There are three to six burial records per page.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender and origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names
  • Place of burial

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